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KU’s Carlton Bragg suspended; Bill Self says it’s not related to 'incident in McCarthy Hall'

KU's Carlton Bragg watched a game against Nebraska in street clothes from the end of the Jayhawks bench on Dec. 12.
KU's Carlton Bragg watched a game against Nebraska in street clothes from the end of the Jayhawks bench on Dec. 12. rsugg@kcstar.com

Kansas forward Carlton Bragg has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules, coach Bill Self announced late Thursday night.

“This violation is not connected to the alleged incident in McCarthy Hall on Dec. 17th,” Self said in a statement.

Bragg, a sophomore, is averaging 6.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 15 minutes per game.

The announcement leaves KU’s bench extremely thin for Saturday’s matchup at No. 4 Kentucky. Self had already been mostly using a seven-man rotation with Bragg, as forwards Mitch Lightfoot and Dwight Coleby have combined for just 19 minutes in the Jayhawks’ eight Big 12 games.

With Bragg unavailable and freshman center Udoka Azubuike injured, KU also is down to eight scholarship players available for Saturday’s contest.

Bragg was previously suspended by Self on Dec. 9 after he was charged with misdemeanor battery; he missed one game and was reinstated by Self after the Douglas County District Attorney’s office dismissed that battery charge on Dec. 14.

Jesse Newell: 816-234-4759, @jessenewell

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